* Posts by DanboMB

10 posts • joined 2 Oct 2015

Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?

DanboMB

Re: High HIDDEN COST for calls INSIDE a roaming country

I checked with my provider. I'm with Three UK, Meteor Ireland and Vodafone Ireland.

What exactly are you arguing here? Roaming EU to EU calls are out of your allowance (free) or at home rates (like calling a UK number whilst in the UK)....

https://www.threemicrosites.co.uk/euregulation

Pay As You Go roaming within the below European destinations will be at our great 3-2-1 rates – that’s 3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB. What’s more, you’ll not only be able to use these rates to call and text back to the UK but also to call and text local numbers within these European destinations. You’ll also be able to create a personal hotspot to tether for just 1p/MB. Simple.

https://n.vodafone.ie/support/mobile/travelling-abroad.html#eu-roaming.html

What is included when I travel in Europe?

Intra Europe Calls (E.g. in Spain calling France) - Home Allowance of calls and texts to any network

http://www.boards.ie/ttfpost/103792503

http://www.boards.ie/ttfpost/103802001

DanboMB

Re: High HIDDEN COST for calls INSIDE a roaming country

No... Not true.

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/faq/frequently-asked-questions-roam-home

No. When you are roaming in the EU, all calls to mobile and fixed numbers in the EU will be counted against your national volume of minutes (or will be unlimited if you have unlimited calls at home), exactly as if you were calling within your home country. If you have distinct so-called ‘on-net’ and ‘off-net’ volumes in your national bundle, all the roaming minutes may be all deducted from the off-net volume, and also when you call another subscriber of the same domestic operator while roaming.

DanboMB

Re: Brexit

Erm no.. Not quite true.

While roaming in the EU, ANY EU call you make (like in Spain to Germany) is taken from your allowances (or billed as a normal call - like at home - if you have no allowances).

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/faq/frequently-asked-questions-roam-home

No. When you are roaming in the EU, all calls to mobile and fixed numbers in the EU will be counted against your national volume of minutes (or will be unlimited if you have unlimited calls at home), exactly as if you were calling within your home country. If you have distinct so-called ‘on-net’ and ‘off-net’ volumes in your national bundle, all the roaming minutes may be all deducted from the off-net volume, and also when you call another subscriber of the same domestic operator while roaming.

I'll take the sandtrooper in white: Meet the rebel scum making Star Wars armour sets for a living

DanboMB

Paddles

I used to go to his shop in Twickenham to buy canoe paddles back in the early 90s. They did decent blades at good prices.

The Starwars thing at the time was fairly minor with just a couple of Storm Trooper helmets on display.

Then it kinda kicked off...

Ireland looks like it's outpacing Britain in the superfast broadband rollout stakes

DanboMB

It might come eventually...

Here in Ireland I used to have max 28Kb on a modem until 2009. Then we 'jumped' to 5Mb/384Kb internet on ADSL1 for years. Now thanks to exchanges going to eVDSL, a bit of ADSL2+ kit has become spare and been fitted into rural exchanges. I'm now rocking 10Mb/1Mb and it's another world.... ;-)

Have a look at this map. http://fibrerollout.ie/where-and-when/

Everywhere with a blue line will get fibre by 2020 (they say). Those outside the blue lines will get 30Mbps min by 2022 by some means or other....

Supposedly they will be stringing fibre cables along the road outside my house with up to 1Gb speeds by 2020. If it happens, it'll be akin to some sorta modern day miracle. Might build a shine out front...

UK competition watchdog gripes to Brussels about Three-O2 merger

DanboMB

Three bought O2 in Ireland and it wasn't great...

Some O2 customers were mandatorily moved to a new Three tariff, losing perks and price plans that had been in place years. They also ended up paying more with useless Three customer service in India. In addition some O2 masts were decommissioned and others merged into Three's network, meaning that network coverage actually degraded for some - they lost the nearby O2 mast and were pushed onto an over subscribed 3G mast further away. Overall O2 customers generally got the rough end of the deal.

Add to that the MVNOs that used to mast share with O2 still have not been fully integrated into the Three network.

Since there was now one less mobile phone carrier Three then increased their prices while the regulator just stuffed the brown envelope in his pocket no doubt...

Bad news for the consumer really.

/Just saying

Remix OS: China's take on an Android operating system – but for PCs

DanboMB

Great but...

How do you install the 32 Bit version to a netbook HDD without an OS, being as the installer needs to run from within Windows...

"NOTE: Currently, installation tool only supports Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, with a minimum capacity of 8GB. Users of other operating systems, please install on USB flash drive."

As the netbook is USB 2.0 it runs like a dog off the key...

Fix that and I might revisit.

Ended up using Android-x86 5.1.1.-rc1 instead.

McAfee gaffe a quick AV kill for enterprising staff

DanboMB

Oh the joys

So VSE 8.8 Patch 7 doesn't install over Patch 6 without out 1st removing Patch 6. The upgrade just doesn't work - been here before... Seemingly also the new P7 version is stuck with DAT 1111 (even if the ePO extensions have been upgraded) and will not auto update to today's DAT.

I continue testing P7....

McAfee

"We just make it worse".

European Parliament rejects amendments to net neut rules, waves through law

DanboMB

Will the end of roaming charges in the EU apply

if the UK votes to leave....?

It's BACK – Stagefright 2.0: Zillions of Android gadgets can be hijacked by MP3s, movie files

DanboMB

Re: HTC 620 Already patched..

You're not. What *every* article about this fails to mention is that the checker isn't checking for these vuls yet...

https://blog.zimperium.com/zimperium-zlabs-is-raising-the-volume-new-vulnerability-processing-mp3mp4-media/

"At this point, we do not plan to share a proof-of-concept exploit for this new vulnerability with the general public. Once a patch is available, we will update our Stagefright Detector app to detect this vulnerability."

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